FT338

From FT Covers
Jump to: navigation, search
Previous Issue -- Next Issue

Fortean Times #338 (March 2016)

FT338.jpg

Contents

  • 28 The Mage Who Sold The World - The strange fascinations of David Bowie
  • 40 Is the Truth Still Out There? - The X-Files returns to our screens
  • 12 Lost Library - John Dee's books go on display
  • 04 Japan's Ghost Fares - Taxi drivers report phantom passengers
  • 14 Curious Cats - Chimaeras and other feline freaks

Features

28 The Mage Who Sold The World (Cover Story)
From an early interest in UFOs and Aleister Crowley to flirtations with Kabbalah and Nazi mysticism, David Bowie cultivated a number of esoteric interests over the years and embraced alien and occult imagery in his costumes, songs and videos. Dean Ballinger explores the fortean aspects and influences of the late musician's career.

34 The Running Man
Chris Aubeck and Martin Shough unearth a baffling proto-UFO incident, involving a fiery anthropomorphic figure, from the early 19th century, and explain the work of Magonia Exchange, an online group dedicated to bringing fortean research into the 21st...

36 A Return to Magonia (sidebar)
Chris Aubeck argues that a global army of latter-day Charles Forts, armed with laptops and with access to the digitised archives of the world's newspapers, is transforming fortean research in the 21st century...

40 Is the Truth Still Out There?
Loren and Jenny Coleman welcome The X-Files back to our TV screens after a decade-and-a-half absence. What do Mulder and Scully have to say to us in a post-9/11 world?

44 The Cave of the Witches
According to local legend, a Chilean island was once home to a secret society of powerful warlocks who murdered their victims, kidnapped children, created terrifying monsters and were only brought to trial in the late 19th century. Mike Dash uncovers a strange story...

Forum

54 The Automatic leprechaun by Ryan Shirlow

56 Suffolk's mystery mutant moggy by Matt Salusbury

Reports

12 Special Report: Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee by David V Barrett

50 Strange Statesmen - No 9. American Psychos 2: Raping Ronald Reagan by SD Tucker

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 45. Succi, the fasting man by Jan Bondeson

Strange Days

Japan's phantom taxi fares, John Dee's lost library, Indian claims death by meteorite, cretinous criminals, curious cats, Harry Price traduced, ancient Greek laptop, Flat Earth rapper, ghostly photobombs, bogey beasts - and much more.

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Lazarus rising
    • Immersed in Crowley's Uniform
    • Mediaeval FT
    • Erratum
      • FT337:17 Missing title of Classical Corner
    • Cartoon by Martin Ross

Reviews

  • 59-63 BOOKS
  • 64-66 FILM & DVD
    • Hitchcock/Truffaut directed by Kent Jones, France/US 2015 - David Sutton
    • Miss Hokusai directed by Keiichi Hara, Japan 2015 - Julie McNamee
    • Insidious Chapter 3 directed by Leigh Whannell, US 2015 - Brian J Robb
    • Dragon Blade directed by Daniel Lee, China 2015 - Daniel King
    • Maelstrom directed by David Maloney, UK 1985 - David V Barrett
    • The Reverend's Review by Reverend Peter Laws
    • The Mutilator directed by Buddy Cooper, US 1984
    • Five Dolls for an August Moon directed by Mario Bava, Italy 1970
    • Deep Red directed by Dario Argento, Italy 1975
    • Shorts
    • Deathgasm - Studiocanal - DK
    • Tripped - ITV Studios Home Entertainment - DK
    • Aaaaaaaah! - Icon Entertainment - DS

Letters

Simulacra Corner

It Happened to Me

Comix

Coming Next Month

  • Mexican Fairies - In Search of Duendes, Chaneques and Others
  • The Tell-Tale Eye - Can Murder Victims' Final Visions Catch Their Killers?
  • + Being a Beast, Demonic Divorce, Eye-Spy Teddies, and Much More... Fortean Times 339 on sale 31 Mar 2016

Reader Info

Masthead



Previous Issue -- Next Issue